Wednesday, December 5, 2012

"Waiting On" Wednesday: Reconstructing Amelia

"Waiting On" Wednesday is a weekly event, hosted here, that spotlights upcoming releases that we're eagerly anticipating.

This week's pre-publication "can't-wait-to-read" selection is:

Reconstructing Amelia
By Kimberly McCreight
Publication Date: April 2

From Amazon:

Kate's in the middle of the biggest meeting of her career when she gets the telephone call from Grace Hall, her daughter’s exclusive private school in Park Slope, Brooklyn. Amelia has been suspended, effective immediately, and Kate must come get her daughter—now. But Kate’s stress over leaving work quickly turns to panic when she arrives at the school and finds it surrounded by police officers, fire trucks, and an ambulance. By then it’s already too late for Amelia. And for Kate. 

An academic overachiever despondent over getting caught cheating has jumped to her death. At least that’s the story Grace Hall tells Kate. And clouded as she is by her guilt and grief, it is the one she forces herself to believe. Until she gets an anonymous text: She didn’t jump. 
 
Reconstructing Amelia is about secret first loves, old friendships, and an all-girls club steeped in tradition. But, most of all, it’s the story of how far a mother will go to vindicate the memory of a daughter whose life she couldn’t save. 



What's your "waiting on" pick this week?

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50 comments:

Cheles Bells said...

This book sounds heart-breaking and terrifying. A very powerful read! Thanks for sharing!

Tiff @ Mostly YA Lit said...

Holy moly, that's one dark mystery. Hope you get to read and you post a review! I'll be curious to see how it all plays out!

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Jennifer said...

Love a good mystery. This looks good. Thanks for sharing :)

Aseel Naji said...

Sounds really interesting.
Thanks for sharing!

Reeka said...

This definitely sounds like MY kind of thriller/mystery! Adding it to my TBR list while I simultaneously type this lol. Thank you for sharing!
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Andrea @The Bookish Babes said...

Sounds great! Thanks for sharing.

Angeline Berd said...

I love a good mystery. I'm happy to see a thriller on your WoW post! Very interesting. ^___^

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Wow! What a story! I can't wait to read this....

moonlessbites said...

Thanks for sharing as always. Here is my WoW - Independece by Shelly Crane

Sadie A said...

This sounds absolutely amazing - definitely the kind of book I'd pick up, it's going on my TBR list right now.

Here’s my ”Waiting On” Wednesday if you feel like checking it out – I’m super excited for this one too!

Sadie @ Lyrics.

Isabel Gomez said...

This is my first time to participate in your weekly event. Thanks for sharing! :)

Isabel Gomez said...

Oops! I'm sorry I entered my link more than once. I thought my browser was messing with me. I swear I wasn't trying to spam the linky.

Carmen B. said...

Wow! I've never heard of this book before but it sounds like a very powerful contemporary read with dark themes! Adding this to my ever-growing TBR list :)

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Luoqi :) said...

This sounds so dark and interesting!

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Book Lover Recommends said...

This book sound very interesting, though a bit terrifying as well.
Hope you'll enjoy :)

Maji Bookshelf said...

wow, that sounds like a VERY dark read!! Thanks for sharing dear!
- Farah @ MajiBookshelf

Jenny said...

How scary! Mysterious yet I'm already depressed. Great pick.

My WoW:
http://booksojourner.blogspot.com/2012/12/waiting-on-wednesday-7-between-devil.html

Samantha Stewart said...

Ooh, this one sounds really interesting!

Kristin@BloodSweatandBooks said...

Wow this is one I actually might have to put on the TBR. Good choice!

Marce said...

I am adding your WoW to my Wishlist, that sounds fantastic.

Karina A. said...

Sounds great!I love reading contemporary books. Thanks for sharing!

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday
Karina @ Couchpotatoreader

Ellen said...

This book sounds really intense, but really good.

Amy said...

Wow, this one sounds very emotional and great! This one is going on my TBR list.

Reading Mind / The Loyal Book said...

Creepy! And I love a mystery read, so I'd love to read it. *another books on TBR pile*

here is my WoW http://theloyalbook.blogspot.it/2012/12/waiting-on-wednesday-3.html

Robyn Smith said...

Sounds really dark! Will check it out. Cheers!

RobynLeanne @ Fairytales and Folklore

Wendy Lohr said...

I'll definitely have to add this book to my list. Thanks for sharing!

Wendy @ Wendy's Musings

Divergent Gryffindor said...

I just did my first Waiting on Wednesday! :)

Michelle @ MomWithAKindle said...

Oh that sounds really good.
My WoW!
Michelle

whatsontheshelf said...

This sounds like a really great intense book! Great pick!

Vyki @ On The Shelf

Cherie Reich said...

Sounds like a powerful book! Thanks for sharing!

Kar.- said...

Sounds dark and intenser. Thanks for sharing!

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Kristin @ My ParaHangover said...

Totally and utterly heart shattering!!! Great pick this week!!!

Micheline D said...

Ooooh I've actually heard of this one! Doesn't is sound beyond intense?! Hope you'll enjoy unraveling the mystery!! Thanks for sharing & for hosting (as usual!) :) Here's my WoW pick this week if you feel like checking it out!

Micheline @ Lunar Rainbows

Missy Frye said...

Whoa! This sounds like it could wring some powerful emotions from the reader.

Megan said...

Reconstructing Amelia sounds amazing! Thanks for the awesome pick:)

PamM said...

Sounds like a great book. Here is my first WOW http://racingtoread.blogspot.com/2012/12/waiting-on-wednesday-1.html

Tina's Blog said...

I love this type of book! BTW- I see you are reading In Sunlight and In Shadow....I have that sitting next to my bed right now. How is it? I tried one night to start it, but I was too tired to get into it and haven't picked it back up.

Brandy Graves said...

This book sounds really good! Thanks for sharing! :)

Brandy

Bonnie R said...

I've seen this before and it does sound like a good one. Great pick!
My Wow Pick!

bermudaonion said...

Yikes! That sounds like a real page turner!

Shane said...

I also discover something new here. Nice pick.

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http://itchingforbooks.blogspot.com/2012/12/waiting-on-wednesday-25.html

Reviews by Bookish Sarah said...

I'm definitely adding Reconstructing Amelia to my TBR list. :) Thanks for sharing!!

Rain said...

Sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing. :)

Alex said...

sounds good. I love the cover

Henrietta @ Leisure Reads said...

This sounds emotional but fascinating!! Thanks for sharing this awesome pick with us :)

My WoW this week is a YA sci-fi. You could check it out here.

Have a lovely Wednesday!

Heather B said...

My WoW! :)
http://owlnestlyreviews.blogspot.co.uk/2012/12/waiting-on-wednesday.html

Vickieann said...

This is my time with your meme :)

Raychelle Smith said...

Wow thanks for sharing!

Ninja Girl said...

Cool WoW! Sounds mysterious and dark.
Hope you have a great week!!
Ninja Girl

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Petra @ Safari Poet said...

Sounds powerful. Thanks for sharing!

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